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Hormone Replacement: Encouraging Laziness - Part II

By vitalhf, Apr 3 2019 01:00PM

By Dr. Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.

In Part I Hormone Replacement – Encouraging Laziness, information was given about how taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) encourages organ laziness. We didn’t discuss how to change that.

There are many forms of HRT. We take exogenous hormones (hormones that are produced outside of the body and fed to the body) versus supporting the endogenous hormones (hormones made by the body itself) in many forms. Pills, creams, injections, sublingual tablets, etc. We take hormones produced from organs/glands such as thyroid hormones, pineal hormones (melatonin), adrenal hormones (DHEA), sex hormones (birth control pills, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), pancreatic hormones (insulin), etc. While it appears on the surface to be beneficial to supplant hormones the body isn’t sufficiently producing, in the long run, it may be more beneficial to support the organ that is supposed to be producing it in the first place.

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